The Horror in the Museum: Twenty-four chilling tales
H. P. Lovecraft
Del Rey, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Sally Selvadurai
he Horror in the Museum
is a collection of twenty-four short stories by noted horror writer, H. P. Lovecraft. Although many of the offerings were written by Lovecraft's contemporaries, he had a hand in bringing the majority of them to press – in fact, in some cases, rewriting the whole story, embellishing the plot and fine-tuning the writing style, so that in the end these stories have more to do with his storytelling craft than the original author's.
. P. Lovecraft had a weird and wonderful imagination, and the reader is transported to places in the mind that they didn't even know existed – dark psychotic thoughts and deep inner fears are revealed. Lovecraft is the master of the gripping tale, feeding off our primal fears, putting down on paper what we don't want to know about – old world magic that is beyond our understanding, drug-induced terrors, battles of wits between the real and the mystical ...
ll these stories are worthy of a read, but be careful not to read too many at once, or you may not sleep through the night!
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